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Glock 24 question

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by ylide, Sep 13, 2004.

  1. ylide

    ylide

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    Hello,

    Can someone let me know if the 24 uses a weaker spring than the say a 27?

    I have an issue with my hand which make it difficult to rack the slide of a 27 and was thinking the 24 might be easier to use.


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  2. philkryder

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    I believe that the sub-compacts use 18 pound compound springs.
    The others use 17 pound single coils.
    A very slight difference.

    But, you can buy springs every day.

    I use a very light recoil spring - and easy of opening the slide is one of the many advantages.

    I "tune" the spring so that it is just on the verge of failing the "verical slide test".

    That way it is as light as possible while still closing the gun.

    Lighter springs are easier to cycle.

    There are many interesting threads on this topic here on GT.

    This is my favorite:
    http://glocktalk.com/showthread.php...page=25&highlight=recoil springs&pagenumber=2

    But there are many others to read and enjoy.
    Phil
     

  3. ylide

    ylide

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    Thanks Phil,

    That was great reading.

    One more question, I searched for "vertical slide test" and could only find references to it. Is the "vertical slide test" simply pointing the gun up, pulling back on the slide and seeing if the slide will rack a round?

    ylide
     
  4. philkryder

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    No, not at all.

    see:
    http://glocktalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=249231&highlight=vertical+test


    NOTE THAT THE GUN IS EMPTY!!

    To be extra safe I continue to point the gun upward so that the recoil spring must also overcome the weight of the slide.

    The reason this test is done with the trigger pulled is that the act of pulling the trigger tries to open the slide by exerting the force needed to overcome the striker spring against the recoil spring.

    Good luck!
    Phil
     
  5. ylide

    ylide

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    Thanks again Phil,

    All my handguns are revolvers so I am basically starting from scratch with pistols. I am enjoying leaning about them, and I find that GlockTalk has become the forum I am reading the most.